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INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • 4 days onboard Rocky LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1
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Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service • Banff sightseeing tour including a ride on the Banff Gondola • Breathtaking Panoramic Helicopter Tour and Icefields Parkway Tour • Spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains scenery RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1
7 day Canadian Rockies Escape Circle Vancouver • Kamloops • Banff • Jasper • Vancouver Featured Routes: First Passage to the West • Journey through the Clouds
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£2499 per person
Day 1: Arrive Vancouver Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Day 2: Vancouver - Kamloops Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. During the day’s journey, you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. (BL) Day 3: Kamloops – Banff Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again, you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. The day’s highlights will include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends that evening in the resort town of Banff. (BL) Day 4: Banff – Jasper Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Arrive in Jasper late that afternoon.
Day 5: Jasper – Kamloops Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. The day’s highlights will include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River. (BL) Days 6 & 7: Kamloops – Vancouver Your journey will continue west to the coastal city of Vancouver. During the day’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Your tour concludes on day 7 after check out of your Vancouver hotel. (BL*) *Day 6 only
PRICES INCLUDE • 6 nights’ hotel accommodation • 4 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer train in SilverLeaf Service • Meals as specified: 4 delicious hot gourmet breakfast and lunch options served at your seat. Complimentary alcoholic, non- alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks throughout the journey • Interactive and captivating storytelling by onboard Hosts • Sightseeing tours and station transfers as detailed in the itinerary DEPARTURES 2019: Apr 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Jul 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug 4, 11, 18, 25; Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct 6
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TOUR STYLE: Independent Rail
GROUP SIZE: 1+
ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 5 stars
Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.
Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service available on this and all tours featured. Benefits of upgrading to GoldLeaf Service include travel in a fully glass dome coach where you’ll enjoy unparalleled panoramic views from your seat and delicious gourmet meals from an à la carte menu in the lower-level dining room. Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks are available throughout the journey. Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service on this tour from £1,119 per person
Optional Pre/Post Stay Add-on nights are available in Vancouver. Please call for details.
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